Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Command Performance

Okay, no excuse for putting this one off, but last weekend we had our annual Christmas Show, and it still amazes me that for such a small town, they put on an amazing performance. There are a lot of talented people in this town, and purely out of their love for their community, they put in serious hours of diligent practice to put together the Christmas Show. They do an amazing job, and it's all for free. All they ask for is a food donation for the needy.

And, of course, there's the most important part, the Kids' Christmas show. This year it was run by CS, who is not only in the adult choir, but lives in another town and is studying to get her doctorate. How's that for dedicated? She did an incredible job. When I'd first learned what was on the program, my first thought was, you're getting too ambitious. There were props, costumes, choreography, and 5-6 songs, all for a bunch of 9-10 year old's. Last year they did only two songs and the whole time it was just damage control, how were they going to pull this off?

Boy was I wrong. It just goes to show you, you can't burn down the bridge before it's even built, and sometimes you have to take a chance and just try. CS was unwavering in her resolve to do the show, and she simply pushed it through. She challenged the kids, and they answered her call and put on an amazing performance. They really did a great job, and the audience responded, accordingly. The parents came out to help, and some of the things got down at the zero hour, thus adding to the drama of it all. In fact, we were in charge of making the stop sign for Frosty, and we didn't complete it until hours before the show. How's that for cutting it close?

Now for the shameless parenting part, A had a leading role, maybe the only dramatic part in the performance. They sang Frosty the Snowman and A got to be Frosty, which required acting, dancing, and a degree of dramatic panache. It helped that she had a white costume (it was a rabbit costume) that her grandmother had made her.

Now of course I'm not an objective observer, but she did a stand up job, if I may say so. She wasn't nervous at all, and was excited to be in the show. We were so proud of her, and many of the adult performers came up to her and complimented her on her performance. She really did do a good job.

It was a really nice holiday weekend on the cusp of the big holiday rush, and yet another reason why we love living here.

Until the next time, thanks for reading, and thanks to wemedge for the pic.

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